I'm not down with women using periods as an excuse to behave badly — or men using it to dismiss emotions — but anyone who's ever had a bad birth control experience would probably agree it can ambush the mood. The study does illustrate one worthwhile fact: pills with more oestrogen are more likely to cause emotional upsets than pills with less or none. None sounds like a delightful amount, so what pills are oestrogen-free? Find out below.
On the negative side, it's even more critical to take minipills at the same time every day than pills with both oestrogen and progesterone; however, they're equally effective. Eight out of every 100 women get pregnant (the ratio drops to 3/1,000 when taken correctly) while taking either type.
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